"Political" Charge at Scottish Inquiry
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WHILST Hamilton Town Council's WV bus advisory committee supported an application by J. Laurie and Co. to run a direct service between Hamilton and High Blantyre, the council itself voted against assistance for the concern. "I don't think I am telling anything out of school when I say it was a political matter unconnected with this," commented the company's manager, "Mr. J. Y. Robertson, when the application was heard before the Scottish Licensing Authority. The concern already ran buses over the route concerned, but passengers had to change when travelling between the two points. Objections by the Central S.M.T. Co., Ltd., it was stated, would be withdrawn if protection were given to the company. The hearing was adjourned.